resources : links

Links

Are digital libraries a new idea for you?  Digital Libraries basically store materials in electronic format, organize and allow manipulation of large collections and often provide added value through bibliographies and other web links.

A wealth of information is available on the World Wide Web about these electronic resources.  We offer the links below as an introduction for further research.

 

Articles

 “Digital Libraries Are Much More Than Digitized Collections” by Peter Evan Peters, 1995
http://www.educause.edu/apps/er/review/reviewArticles/30411.html

“Digital Library Initiatives: Next-Gen Libraries” by Matt Villano, 2006
http://www.campus-technology.com/article.asp?id=17887

“Opening A Digital Library” by Matt Villano, 2006
http://www.campus-technology.com/article.asp?id=11727

“Why Digitize?”  by Abby Smith, 1999
http://www.clir.org/PUBS/reports/pub80-smith/pub80.html  

 

Search for Digital Resources

OAIster: Find the Pearls
http://oaister.umdl.umich.edu/o/oaister/

About Digital Libraries
http://digital.lib.umn.edu/diglibs.html#archscanning

 

A Sampling of Digital Library Collections

California Digital Library                             
http://www.cdlib.org/

Celt Digital: The Celtic World on the Web
http://www.celtdigital.org/

The Center for American History Exhibits, UT-Austin
http://www.cah.utexas.edu/exhibits.html

Cornell Library Digital Collections
http://moa.cit.cornell.edu/

Electronic Texts: University of Virginia      
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/

Harvard’s Open Collections Program
http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/

Indiana Historical Society
http://www.indianahistory.org/

Kerr County Historical Commission
http://www.co.kerr.tx.us/historical/

LOUISiana Digital Library
http://louisdl.louislibraries.org/collections.php

Nagasaki University Old Pictures  
http://oldphoto.lb.nagasaki-u.ac.jp/unive/

New York Public Library’s Digital Collections
http://www.nypl.org/digital/index.htm

Oxford Digital Library
http://www.odl.ox.ac.uk/collections/index.html

The Perseus Digital Library
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/

Project Gutenberg
http://www.gutenberg.org/

Smithsonian Institution Libraries:  Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web
http://www.sil.si.edu/SILPublications/Online-Exhibitions/

University of Washington Libraries
http://content.lib.washington.edu/entation

 

Digital Projects on Specific Topics

The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/collections/earthquakeandfire/splash.html

American Memory
American Memory : Library of Congress National Digital Library

Becoming Human
http://www.becominghuman.org/

Brainerd, Kansas: Time, Place, Memory  
http://www.rootinaround.com/brainerd/

Cowboy Photographer                    
http://www.cartermuseum.org/collections/smith/

Discovering Lewis & Clark
http://www.lewis-clark.org/index.asp

Documenting the American South
http://docsouth.unc.edu/

Historical Voices                              
http://www.historicalvoices.org/

International Dunhuang Project                   
http://idp.bl.uk/

Martha Ballard’s Diary                                 
http://www.dohistory.org/

National Archives Digital Classroom
http://www.archives.gov/education/index.html

NCSA Astronomy Digital Image Library
http://adil.ncsa.uiuc.edu/

Picture Australia       
http://www.pictureaustralia.org/

St. Michael’s Homepage
http://www.farnboroughabbey.org/homepage.html

September 11 Digital Archive
http://www.911digitalarchive.org/

The Sonoran Desert
http://www.oneworldjourneys.com/sonoran/

The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War
http://valley.vcdh.virginia.edu/

Voices of the Colorado Plateau                 
http://archive.li.suu.edu/voices/

Without Sanctuary
http://www.withoutsanctuary.org/main.html

 

 
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